English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Brapool Barn

Early-attested site in the Parish of Patcham

Historical Forms

  • Brakepole 1296 SR


Brapool Barn (6″) gave name to Adam and Robert de Brakepole (1296 SR). The first element in this name must be ME  brake , 'bracken, fern,' or brake , 'clump of bushes.' Hence 'pool by which such grew.'

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement